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CSKA Moscow – ALBA Berlin

CSKA will try to keep its early-season momentum going when it welcomes winless ALBA Berlin to the Russian capital. CSKA bounced back from a season-opening loss with back-to-back victories, including an overtime thriller at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Wednesday night. ALBA has had a slow start, with three losses and a league-worst -47 point difference going into Round 4.

CSKA has been depleted to start the season but led by Will Clyburn (17.7 ppg.), Mike James (17.3 ppg., 4.3 apg.) and Tornike Shengelia (10.3 ppg., 8.3 rpg.) has found ways to succeed. Still, it would be important for their teammates to get involved in the offense sooner rather than later. The rest of the team has averaged just 28.0 points per game so far, and finding more balance on offense would go long way toward victory in this game that CSKA is playing on short rest.

Semen Antonov, Nikola Milutinov and Janis Strelnieks tested positive for COVID-19 and missed CSKA’s Round 2 and Round 3 games. Andrei Lopatin also tested positive ahead of the Round 3 game.

ALBA has still to rediscover the offense that has been its trademark since Aito Garcia Reneses took over as head coach. ALBA has not scored more than 73 points in any of its first three games after averaging 84.5 last season. The teams needs to get better control of the boards, especially on the defensive end, which would give it more opportunities to run in transition and get some easy baskets.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 162.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/10/2020, 08:30 CET, subject to change)

Fenerbahce – Bayern

Fenerbahce and Bayern are coming into their Round 4 clash from opposite directions. Fenerbahce lost a overtime thriller at home against CSKA Moscow, while Bayern is coming off a dramatic road win at Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. With both sides holding 2-1 records, it is an early-season clash where the winner’s prize could end up being a share of the EuroLeague standings lead.

To bounce back from its first defeat under Kokoskov, Fenerbahce will need to take better care of the ball and get more efficient inside the three-point arc. Fenerbahce is averaging 16.3 turnovers, second-most in the league, and shoots the ball with the third-lowest two-point accuracy, 46.0%. Improving in those areas will be very important against a defensively aggressive Bayern team.

Bayern has started this season playing with focus, poise and discipline, especially on the defensive end. Bayern leads the league with 9.7 steals per game, and needs to keep that effort in this game, too. It will be important for Bayern to try to keep up in the battle on the glass, too, as Fenerbahce is one of the best rebounding teams in the league through three games.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+7.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Olympiacos – Maccabi

Maccabi (1-2) comes off its second loss of the season, as FC Bayern Munich stood on its way at Menora Mivtachim Arena, 82-85, despite 27 points from Scottie Wilbekin and 19 from Ante Zizic. Olympiacos (2-1) registered its second consecutive win, downing AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 86-75 behind 17 points and 11 assists from Kostas Sloukas. Georgios Printezis and Aaron Harrison each added 16 points for the Reds. Expect nothing but a great showdown between old sports rivals at Peace and Friendship Stadium as visiting coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos returns again to face the team he led to the 2017 championship game.

Olympiacos shot the ball really well against Milan, hitting 61.8% two-point shots and 40% of its attempts from beyond the arc. It finished the game with 20 assists and held Milan to just 12. That focus on defense and ball circulation on offense will be critical against a high-scoring team like Maccabi. Olympiacos has a more experienced backcourt, led by Sloukas, Vassilis Spanoulis and Charles Jenkins, and must be read to make the most of that advantage. Stopping Ante Zizic and Othello Hunter down low should be critical, too, for the hosts.

Despite this week’s loss, Maccabi outrebounded Bayern by 40-29, showing a great team effort, with as many as seven players pulling down at least 4 boards. Maccabi has a size advantage in the paint with Zizic, Hunter and Dragan Bender, so connecting with its big men will be important. The Israeli powerhouse relies on Elijah Bryant and Chris Jones to put defensive pressure on Sloukas and prevent him from organizing Olympiacos’s offense. Maccabi needs to cut down turnovers, as it had 18 against Bayern after averaging 12.5 in the first two rounds.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.30 with bet365
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Milano – Real Madrid

Real (1-2) registered its first win this week, downing Khimki Moscow Region 94-85 behind 21 points from Sergio Llull and 19 off the bench from Nico Laprovittola. Milan (2-1) took an 86-75 road loss against Olympiacos Piraeus despite 18 points from Sergio Rodriguez. It will be a special game for Rodriguez, who played for Real for six seasons, earning EuroLeague MVP honors in 2015, reaching three consecutive continental championship games and lifting the trophy in 2015. Expect a fun-to-watch but intense game at WiZink Center.

As always for Real, it all starts with hard defense and pulling down defensive rebounds. If able to do both, Real can run the floor and find space for its many shooters. Los Blancos downed 17 three-point shots against Khimki, one shy of tying its all-time record. Edy Tavares and Usman Garuba must play physical and aggressive inside against Kyle Hines and Kaleb Tarczewski. Real has to find a way to prevent Rodriguez and Malcolm Delaney from dominating the game tempo, as Milan will have better chances in a five-on-five offense game.

Kevin Punter has been sidelined for the start of the season with a hip flexor. Vladimir Micov has missed the team’s first three games of the season.

Milan only grabbed 6 offensive rebounds in its loss against Olympiacos and averages just 8.7 until now. Milan should try to crash the offensive boards better, which would help to stop Real’s transition game. Milan is without Vladimir Micov and Kevin Punter, so players like Gigi Datome, Delaney and Michael Roll will be ready to outscore high-quality offensive players such as Llull, Facu Campazzo and Jaycee Carroll. Hines will want to use his experience against Tavares and take him out of the paint, generating space for drives to the basket.

Felipe Reyes has missed Real’s first three games of the season. Anthony Randolph missed Round 3.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 at 1.86 with bet365
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Baskonia – Khimki

It’s going to be two teams coming from different places when TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (1-1) welcomes a winless Khimki Moscow Region (0-3) on Friday night. The hosts did not play their Round 2 game against Zenit St Petersburg and will probably be fresh in their first game this week. On the other hand, Khimki lost its third in a row at Real Madrid, and this will be its third game in seven days with a lineup that has been limited by virus cases.

Baskonia did not play earlier this week, so that fact and home-court advantage give the hosts an edge going into the game. Khimki tops the league in assists per game, so Baskonia will have to pay attention to the passing lanes on defense to try to get steals and run the break. Also, Khimki big men like Devin Booker and Jonas Jerebko are ever-present weapons for the guests for now, so Baskonia’s bigs will have extra work on Friday in order for their team to have good options for a win.

Baskonia has a fresh roster because its Round 3 game was not played.

Still without super scorer Alexey Shved on board, among several other players, Khimki is struggling with three losses in three games. A fourth one is a luxury that few teams could afford, so the guests will have to do everything in their hands to get the win. Khimki’s 4.3 steals per game is the second-worst in the league, so the Russian team will have to increase the effort in defense in order to get more open options on the offensive end. The COVID-19 situation is also affecting Khimki big-time, so coach Rimas Kurtinaitis will have to get the best of the men he’s got available in Vitoria.

Khimki’s Jordan Mickey, Janis Timma, Evgeny Voronov Greg Monroe and Maxim Barashkov have all tested positive for COVID-19 last week and have been isolated and are under medical supervision. Alexey Shved, Stefan Jovic and Errick McCollum all missed the first three games of the season.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+15.5) at 2.00 with bet365
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid Prediction, Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid play in the Champions League final.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information available, so check out our Champions League final predictions today.

Saturday, 28/05/2022

  • Stade de France (80,698), Paris
  • Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
  • Real have won 13 Champions League titles (including the European Champions Cup) in 16 appearances in the final.
  • Liverpool have 6 Champions League titles (including the European Champions Cup) in 9 appearances in the final.

Road to the final

Liverpool wrapped up their on paper “tough group” (Atletico, Porto, AC Milan) with 6/6 wins. They then eliminated Inter, Benfica and Villarreal successively, winning on all 3 occasions and scoring 2+ goals on the road, while at home they only won against the Spaniards, drew with the Portuguese and were beaten by the Italians (0-2) in their only defeat in the competition this season.

Real Madrid cruised through the group stage (Inter, Sheriff, Shakhtar) with a 5-0-1 record. Their only loss was a shocking 1-2 defeat to Sheriff in Madrid. But Ancelotti’s team eliminated three championship contenders in… epic fashion. Against Paris Saint-Germain, they needed Benzema’s hat-trick in Madrid (3-1). The Frenchman scored 3 more goals in London against Chelsea (1-3) before his team beat the English side in extra time in the second leg. This was followed by two incredible games against Manchester City, losing 4-3 away, but scoring two goals after the 90 minutes in the replay and winning in extra time (3-1).

Liverpool vs Real Madrid possible line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keïta; Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior

Liverpool vs Real Madrid prediction

The odds don’t show how tightly contested the final can be, with Liverpool given as favourites by all bookmakers, but Real are the side that has linked their name with European success. Liverpool may be more tired from their unsuccessful battle to win the Premier League, and in two finals this season they have drawn 0-0 with Chelsea and won the titles on penalties.

On the other hand, Real have had a chance to refuel over the last month and are expected to be fresh, so they offset the disadvantage of the Reds’ greater physicality.

Whew… tough to predict. But we’ll go with the “2-3 goals” bet as our main prediction, with the most likely score being 1-1. Finally, we think 2.37 on the Spanish side to win is too generous to pass up.

Football bullet Tip 1: 2-3 goals at 2.00

Football bullet Tip 2: Correct Score 1-1 at 7.00

Football bullet Tip 3: Real Madrid to win the Trophy at 2.37


The last final played by Liverpool vs Real Madrid in 2018

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Euroleague Final, Predictions

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Euroleague FInal Four 2022

Euroleague Basketball Predictions

Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague Final fot in the Final Four will be between Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes. Check our expert Euroleague predictions.

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Real Madrid vs Efes Anadolu

  • Real Madrid has 26 wins against Efes, that has 13.

Anadolu Efes and Real Madrid will meet for the first time in the EuroLeague Championship Game, but they have played many important games recently, including the 2021 play-offs series, which Efes won and then went on to win the title in the Final Four a few weeks later.

In the current campaign, Real and Efes have met twice. Real trounced Efes 82-69 in their season opener, with newcomers Heurtel and Yabusele each scoring 18 points. Efes defeated Real 93-90 in Round 31 almost six months later, with Micic scoring 29 points.

The championship game in 2022 will be the latest chapter in this developing rivalry. It’s a defining moment for both, and only the victor will be fulfilled.

The final is completely unpredictable; we like Real’s victory at the odds of 2.00, but we will also predict two players’ special bets. Real Madrid’s Causeur proved in the semi-final that he is a big game player, and his job will be even more essential with Williams-Goss out, while Yabusele is testing his hand a lot, and the odds on the market of Over 1.5 three-point attempts are worth it from every angle!

basketball prediction Tip: Real Madrid win at 2.00

basketball prediction Tip 2: Causer Over 8.5 points at 1.90

basketball prediction Tip 3: Yabusele Over 1.5 three-point shot (scored) at 2.15

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Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia – The venue of the Final Four

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Euroleague Final 4, Semifinals, Predictions

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Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague Final 4 is here! Check the semifinals previews and our expert Euroleague predictions.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid

This season, Barcelona was one of the stronger rebounding teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, but it couldn’t match Real Madrid’s dominance on the boards.

Sarunas Jasikevicius’ team has conceded the fewest rebounds in the league this season, 31.2 per game, and outrebounded opponents by 3.2 per game. It had the third-most defensive rebounds (24.3 per game) and the fourth-most total rebounds (34.4 rpg.).

Real’s resurgent supremacy elevated it to a new level. Los Blancos dominated the league in rebounds (38.3 per game), defence boards (26.8 per game), and offensive boards (11.6 per game). It gave up the fewest rebounds (31.7 per game) and outrebounded opponents by an incredible 6.6 per game.

When Real met Barcelona this season, such was not the case. When the two teams played in Round 14, Barcelona won 36-29. After that, Barca won the battle of the boards 39-36 in Round 26. In El Clasico this season, Barcelona averaged 5 more boards per game than their opponents.

Matching those great defensive efforts in the semifinals could be the difference between Barcelona and the EuroLeague’s top rebounding club.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-3.5) at 1.90

Olympiacos vs Efes

Several figures stand out from Olympiacos and Efes’s prior games this season that could be worth watching in their semifinal clash.

Even though the teams won a game each, there was little else that was equal. Efes had 18 turnovers in each game, whilst the Reds had 26. Efes not only had more possessions, but they also shot substantially better, hitting 62.0%of their two-point attempts. Both teams tried 71 twos, but Olympiacos shot 53.5%, which was 6 less. Efes also had the best three-point shooting squad, making 20 of them (33.9%). The Reds converted 17 attempts at 30.9%.

Each game was won by the club that won the battle of the boards, with Olympiacos gathering 6 more rebounds across the two games. Even in the Round 26 game, which Efes lost, it outscored Olympiacos 90-105 in the performance index rating.

Olympiacos did get to the foul line more frequently, even if it did not shoot as well. The Reds converted 29 of 36 foul shots (80.6%), while Efes converted 25 of 27. (92.6%). Efes also had a superior season free-throw shooting percentage (82.1 percent -75.8%). However, if Olympiacos continues to draw a lot of fouls and puts Efes in foul trouble, that might be a game changer.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.90

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Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia – The venue of the Final Four

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